Meaning of “nominate” in the English Dictionary

"nominate" in British English

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nominateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈnɒm.ɪ.neɪt/ us /ˈnɑː.mə.neɪt/

(Definition of “nominate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nominate" in American English

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nominateverb [ T ]

us /ˈnɑm·əˌneɪt/

to officially suggest someone for a position, an honor, or election:

She was nominated by the president to serve on the Supreme Court.

If someone or something is nominated for a prize, it is one of the official competitors for it.

nomination
noun [ C/U ] us /ˌnɑm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/

[ U ] Three candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency.

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"nominate" in Business English

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nominateverb [ T often passive ]

uk /ˈnɒmɪneɪt/ us

to officially suggest that someone should be considered to do a particular job, take part in an election, receive an honour, etc.:

be nominated for sth The former vice president has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

to officially choose someone to do a particular job or task:

be nominated as sth He's been nominated as fire chief.
be nominated for sth The current secretary has been nominated for the post of director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
be nominated to do sth The following six directors have been nominated to serve until the next Annual Meeting.

(Definition of “nominate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)